Shocking Blue - Inkpot & Attila (1972) {1997, 2LP on 1CD, Reissue}

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Shocking Blue - Inkpot & Attila (1972) {1997, 2LP on 1CD, Reissue}

Shocking Blue - Inkpot & Attila (1972) {1997, 2LP on 1CD, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 549 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans ~ 52 Mb | 01:16:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | Repertoire Records #4610-WP

This two-fer from Repertoire features a pair of out of print Shocking Blue LPs: Ink Pot and Attila. Originally issued in 1972, these 31 tracks were written by guitarist Robby VanLeeuwen (with the exception of "I Ain't Never" and "Tobacco Road,") and are surprisingly better than might be expected from a one-hit wonder.

Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me (1999)

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Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me (1999)

Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 559 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 207 Mb
Full Scans | 01:12:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock | A&M Records #490 522-2

The Best of Me is the third greatest hits album by Canadian singer Bryan Adams. It was released worldwide in 1999, and in the U.S. in 2001. It was his last release on A&M Records. It is Adams' second compilation album, after So Far So Good; except for Japan, where Hits on Fire was released in 1988. This album sees Adams reuniting with Robert John "Mutt" Lange – on the title track – after being absent from 1998's On a Day Like Today. The collection sells well over 3 million copies.

Uriah Heep - Icon (2012)

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Uriah Heep - Icon (2012)

Uriah Heep - Icon (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 515 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 187 Mb
Full Scans | 01:16:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Heavy Metal | Universal Music #5338392

Blending plain old hard rock with prog rock tendencies and a clear ear for a good radio-ready pop hook, Uriah Heep never exactly wowed the critics, perhaps because their lyrical fascination with wizards and demons could make them seem as addled as Spinal Tap in that band's famous Stonehenge concert scene. But critics don't make rock memories, and Uriah Heep, despite countless lineup changes, remained a steady band that played at being outlaws on the run and produced at least a couple of enduring rock radio classics in the early '70s, most notably their fun versions of "Stealin'" and "Easy Livin'," both of which present the band at its best. This set has both of those songs, plus other bare-bone essentials like "Lady in Black" and "The Wizard," and for most casual fans, it'll fill the bill.

Scorpions - Lovedrive (1979) {2001, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Scorpions - Lovedrive (1979) {2001, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Scorpions - Lovedrive (1979) {2001, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 276 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 89 Mb
Full Scans ~ 77 Mb | 00:36:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Harvest / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-53204

Lovedrive is the sixth studio album by the German band Scorpions, released in 1979. Considered by some critics to be the pinnacle of their career, Lovedrive was a major evolution of the band's sound, exhibiting their "classic style" that would be later developed over their next few albums. Lovedrive cemented the "Scorpions formula" of hard rock songs combined with melodic ballads. Lovedrive was the band’s first album to be released by Harvest/EMI following the band's departure from label RCA, and proved a major commercial breakthrough, reaching number 55 on the Billboard Top 200, which none of their previous five albums had dented at all. The RIAA certified the record as Gold on 28 May 1986, and the album also proved a breakthrough in the UK where it was the first Scorpions album to chart and peaked at number 36. Lovedrive ranked 25 on IGN's 2007 list of the top 25 metal albums.

The Manhattan Transfer - The Symphony Sessions (2006) {Japanese Edition}

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The Manhattan Transfer - The Symphony Sessions (2006) {Japanese Edition}

The Manhattan Transfer - The Symphony Sessions (2006) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Scans Included | 00:56:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz / Fusion / Easy Listening / Classical Crossover
Paddle Wheel / King Records #KICJ 505

This collection features rerecorded versions of some of the Manhattan Transfer's best-known songs, including classics like "Embraceable You," "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" as well as their inspired reworking of Weather Report's "Birdland."

Lionel Hampton - You Better Know It !!! (1964) {2012, Japanese Reissue, 24-bit Remastered}

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Lionel Hampton - You Better Know It !!! (1964) {2012, Japanese Reissue, 24-bit Remastered}

Lionel Hampton - You Better Know It !!! (1964) {2012, Japanese Reissue, 24-bit Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 217 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing | Impulse! / Universal Classics & Jazz #UCCU-6236

Vibist Lionel Hampton's rhythmic abilities haven't been dulled by age, and he displayed his proficiency on this date, which includes the enjoyable bonus track "Moon Over My Annie." There was no wasted energy or unnecessary or exaggerated solos; just bluesy, assertive, muscular arrangements, accompaniment, and ensemble segments. Highlights included "Vibraphone Blues," "Trick or Treat" and "Swingle Jingle," in which Hampton shifted from vibes to piano.

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) {1993, Remastered}

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Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) {1993, Remastered}

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) {1993, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 200 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans ~ 70 Mb | 00:40:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab #UDCD 593

Folk Singer is the fourth studio album by Muddy Waters, released in April 1964 by Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar. It is Waters's only all-acoustic album. Numerous reissues of Folk Singer include bonus tracks from two subsequent sessions, in April 1964 and October 1964. Despite not charting in any country, Folk Singer received critical acclaim; most reviewers praised its high-quality sound, especially on remastered versions, as well as the instrumentation. In 2003, the album was ranked number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Bobby McFerrin - Bobby McFerrin (1982) {2013, 24-bit Remastered, Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}

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Bobby McFerrin - Bobby McFerrin (1982) {2013, 24-bit Remastered, Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}

Bobby McFerrin - Bobby McFerrin (1982) {2013, 24-bit Remastered, Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 261 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans ~ 50 Mb | 00:42:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Elektra Musician / Rhino Records / Warner Music #WPCR-27493 / 8122-79597-8
Vocal Jazz / Soul-Jazz / Free Improvisation

Bobby McFerrin is the debut album by Bobby McFerrin, released in 1982. Vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin ranks among the most distinctive and original singers in contemporary music – equally adept in jazz, pop, and classical settings, his octave-jumping trademark style, with its rhythmic inhalations and stop-on-a-dime shifts from falsetto to deep bass notes often sounds like the work of at least two or three singers at once, while at the same time sounding quite unlike anyone else.

Rihanna - Unapologetic (2012) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}

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Rihanna - Unapologetic (2012) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Rihanna - Unapologetic (2012) {Deluxe Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 486 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans ~ 181 Mb | 01:07:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Pop, Dance, Electro House | Def Jam Recordings / SRP Records / Universal Music #UICD-9076

Unapologetic is the seventh studio album by Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released on November 19, 2012, by Def Jam Recordings and SRP Records. It was recorded between June and November 2012, during promotion of her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). As executive producer, Rihanna enlisted previous collaborators The-Dream, David Guetta, Chase & Status, and StarGate to work alongside new collaborators such as Parker Ighile, Mike Will Made-It, and Labrinth. Unapologetic is mainly a pop and R&B album that incorporates elements of dubstep, hip hop, EDM and reggae in its production, similar to the sound of her previous albums Talk That Talk and Rated R (2009).

Earth, Wind & Fire - The Dutch Collection (1999)

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Earth, Wind & Fire - The Dutch Collection (1999)

Earth, Wind & Fire - The Dutch Collection (1999)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 367 Mb
Full Scans ~ 61 Mb | 01:15:05 + 01:17:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Disco | Sony Music Media #494765 2 / 17-494765-100

34 of the hit '70s soul/ funk/ disco group's very best, plus updated mixes of three different smashes added as bonus tracks, 'September '99' (Phats & Small Remix), 'Boogie Wonderland' (Stretch & Vern Remix) and 'Let's Groove' (Merchant Of Menace Remix). Also includes the original versions of these three, plus classics like 'After The Love Has Gone', 'Got To Get You Into My Life', 'Fantasy', 'Getaway', 'Sing A Song', 'Shining Star' and 'That's The Way Of The World'. 37 tracks total. Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, dance, Latin, and Afro pop. They have been described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful acts of all time. Rolling Stone called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". VH1 has also described EWF as "one of the greatest bands" ever.

Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra (2000) {2012, Reissue}

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Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra (2000) {2012, Reissue}

Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra (2000) {2012, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 464 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans ~ 40 Mb | 01:00:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Stoner Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock | The End Records / Sony Music #‎TE242-2

More colorful and evolved songs like "Sedated" typify the dynamic but still quite heavy sound of Spiritual Beggars' third release, Ad Astra. The band had previously stuck to a contemporary stoner palette somewhere between the thundering Kyuss and chaotic Corrosion of Conformity, but everything from the Doors ("Per Aspera Ad Astra") to Deep Purple ("Wonderful World" and others) gets folded into the retro metal mix on this release. Christian "Spice" Sjöstrand's more aggressive vocal work clears up any confusion about the group's modernity, but relevance really isn't an issue with music this crushing (yet listenable).

Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul Of (2014)

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Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul Of (2014)

Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul Of (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 409 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans ~ 62 Mb | 00:59:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Stony Plain Records #SPCD 1378

Billy Boy Arnold is one of the last of the legendary Chicago Blues harmonica players. In addition to his solo releases, he recorded with Bo Diddley in the Fifties and has been covered by David Bowie, The Yardbirds and The Blasters. Produced by Duke Robillard and backed by stellar musicians, including the Roomful Of Blues Horns, this release showcases a brilliant artist still in his prime. Billy Boy was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013. "Billy Boy Arnold's talent as a songwriter, singer, harp master and blues historian is still in full swing and here, on this album, he demonstrates his flair and love for many different facets of the blues. This recording is surely a remarkable achievement." - Duke Robillard

Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)

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Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)

Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans ~ 46 Mb | 01:03:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Stony Plain Reacords #SPCD 1266

At this point in his career, harmonica legend Billy Boy Arnold could just coast on his Chicago blues laurels, rehashing his old tunes and tricks whenever he decides to cut a new album. But fortunately, Arnold doesn't buy into shortcuts, and neither does his producer for this session, Duke Robillard. On Boogie 'n' Shuffle, Arnold really lets it rip – not only in the John Lee Williamson tradition he's well-known for, but also in the R&B traditions of Ray Charles and Jimmy McCracklin. Robillard's band is certainly up to the task, seamlessly switching from flashy soul grooves ("Home in Your Heart") to lazy Jimmy Reed-styled boogies ("Come Here Baby") to Delta blues barrelhouse ("Greenville").

Sting - My Songs (2019) {Special Edition, Japan}

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Sting - My Songs (2019) {Special Edition, Japan}

Sting - My Songs (2019) {Special Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 947 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 324 Mb
Full Scans ~ 147 Mb | 01:22:02 + 00:52:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
A&M Records / Interscope Records / CherryTree Records / Universal Music #UICA-1072/3
Pop Rock / Soft Rock

They're his songs, so he can do whatever he wants with them. That seems to be the idea behind My Songs, a 2019 collection where Sting decides to revisit 15 of his most famous songs and tweak them for modern audiences. The inspiration behind the project was an updated version of "Brand New Day," which he reworked at the end of 2018 not only so it'd have a shiny new arrangement for a New Year's Eve gig, but so the track could slide between Ariana Grande hits on a playlist. Happy with the results, he turned his attention to Sting and Police songs you know by heart, re-recording a few chestnuts outright, but usually satisfying his muse by stripping away old studio effects, swapping out lead vocals, and adding instruments and vocal harmonies along with numerous other minute but discernable changes.

Rick Wakeman And The English Rock Ensemble - Out There (2003)

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Rick Wakeman And The English Rock Ensemble - Out There (2003)

Rick Wakeman And The English Rock Ensemble - Out There (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 369 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Full Scans ~ 74 Mb | 00:51:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Music Fusion #MFW 6093X

Rick Wakeman spent much of the '80s and '90s recording instrumental albums that veered toward either classical or ambient, so 2003's Out There comes as a bit of a shock: it's an honest to goodness revival of the full-throttle prog rock Wakeman pursued on his solo albums in the '70s. A large part of this is due to his decision to form a full-fledged supporting rock band. Called the New English Rock Ensemble, they're a quintet led by Wakeman and featuring Damian Wilson on vocals, Ant Glynne on guitar, Lee Pomeroy on bass, and Tony Fernandez on drums and percussion. They're a powerful and skilled outfit, able to follow Wakeman's shifting tempos and moods with dexterity without ever losing sight of their forceful rhythmic core, which keeps this rock, not new age.